For it is not the flesh of man simply, but of God: and it makes man divine, by inebriating him, as it were, with divinity.
St. Theophilus of Antioch, 2nd century
They not understanding what was the bread of peace, quarreled among themselves, saying, How can this man give us His flesh to eat? Whereas they who eat the bread quarrel not among themselves, for God makes them to dwell together in unity.
St. Augustine, 5th Century